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Aoun Unveils 'Smoker's Cough (Afterword)': A Soulful Epilogue to a Musical Novel



Embark on a journey through love, loss, and introspection with Aoun's latest single, 'Smoker's Cough (Afterword),' the poignant finale to an album that reads like a storybook of the heart.

Structured like a novel, Aoun's album weaves a year-long story of love and its tribulations, with 'Smoker's Cough (Afterword)' serving as a reflective gaze into the past and a hopeful look towards the future. This track stands out not only for its lyrical depth but for its musical simplicity, featuring Aoun in a solo performance that emphasizes the song's raw and honest emotion.


The production of 'Smoker's Cough (Afterword)' is a testament to Aoun's commitment to authenticity. Recorded live to capture the vulnerability of the moment, the song embraces its imperfections, allowing small mistakes and slightly off vocals to add to its heartfelt message. The result is a piece that resonates with anyone who has faced loneliness or navigated the complexities of human connection.


Aoun's journey, shared through 'Smoker's Cough (Afterword),' is a poignant reminder of the power of music to tell stories, to heal, and to connect. As Guillermo Goldschmeid, the bassist collaborating with Aoun, aptly puts it, the song takes "a very interesting approach to time, a linear concept, juxtaposing it with cycles of loneliness and addiction that make for a very heartfelt song."



With 'Smoker's Cough (Afterword),' Aoun invites listeners into his world, offering a piece that is as introspective as it is universal. This closing chapter not only concludes the album's narrative but also marks the beginning of a new artistic journey for Aoun, one that promises to continue exploring the depths of the human experience with grace, honesty, and musical ingenuity.


'Smoker's Cough (Afterword) is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when one's pain is projected into art. The vocals stand out against the backdrop of raw acoustic guitar. Country twangs, a little bit of Mumford and Sons meets gritty acoustic indie rock. Beautifully raw and wholesome.


Genre: Acoustic, Alt-Folk, Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Mood: Heartfelt, Reflective, Intimate, Soulful



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